The committee that investigated the storming the capitol of the United States in 2021 stated this Thursday that the then president Donald Trump he was at the center of what escalated into an “attempted coup” to stay in power.
In a televised presentation on prime time From the conclusions of its investigation, the special committee tries to persuade a divided country of the existence of a plot still in progress and orchestrated by Trumpto reverse the result of the 2020 elections that he won Joe Biden.
“President Trump called the mob, called the mob and lit the flame of this attack”, said the panel’s Republican vice chair, Liz Cheneyin his opening speech.
Minutes earlier, opening the panel’s first public hearing, the committee’s Democratic chairman, Bennie Thompson accused Trump of being “at the center of this conspiracy.”
“On January 6 (2021) was the culmination of an attempted coup, a brazen attempt, as one rioter put it shortly after January 6, to bring down the government. The violence was not an accident.”
On the day of the attack, protesters stormed the Capitol by ” encouragement from the president of USA”, he added.
In its careful presentation, the panel used testimony given behind closed doors by some of the most senior and trusted advisers to Trumpincluding former Attorney General Bill Bar, and his son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner.
Also, Images were broadcast, some never seen before, of the violence that engulfed the government headquarters, which left five dead.
“Democracy is still in danger”, Thompson warned, in comments prepared and posted just before the hearing.
“The conspiracy to frustrate the will of the people has not ended. There are those who are thirsty for power in this country, but have no love or respect for what makes America great.”he pointed.
During this Thursday’s session and the next five hearings key testimonies will be heard for the first time, while lawyers will show texts, photographs and videos to bring to light alleged plans that the government of Trump It began to take shape before the elections.
Trump called the investigation a baseless ‘witch hunt’ and from his Truth Social platform he defended the insurrection and considered it “the greatest movement in the history of the country” to make “the United States great again.”
“This was about a rigged and stolen election, and a country that was about to go to HELL”he added.
The Republican leader in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy assured in turn that the parliamentary commission is “the most political and the least legitimate in the history of the United States.”
“I don’t see there being a prime time session on the price of gas, on how to fight inflation, feed our children and make our streets safer.”, he said at a press conference.
His party has already vowed to bury the commission’s work if it wins control of Congress in November’s midterm elections.
Posteriorly, The committee, which has interviewed more than 1,000 witnesses, is expected to schedule hearings starting at 10:00 local time on June 13, 15, 16 and 21. The last one will be done in prime time on June 23.
The group will review different illegal plots that, it assures, were designed by the government of Trump to keep him in power.
Investigators want to get to the bottom of the 187-minute delay it took for more law enforcement to come in to secure the Capitol when the assailants entered, and determine why there is a nearly eight-hour gap in White House phone records. of calls made by Trump as the violence raged.
One of the main challenges of the committee is to demonstrate the existence of a direct relationship between the alleged conspiracy to reverse the election, the speech of Trump which encouraged the mob to march to the seat of Congress and the subsequent capture of the Capitol.
The question of whether Trump broke the law has already been answered in some respects.
Federal Judge David Carter ruled in March that “the illegality of the plan was obvious.”
Opinion polls place this research very low on the list of concerns for Americans.
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